Food Should Taste Good Pairings

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 I have been enjoying Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips now for a couple of weeks. I Love working with a fantastic brand and am happy to have partnered up with this one. My kids and hubby are totally hooked. Below I have two recipes for you to pair with the chips (which are delicious on their own).  One of the recipes I’ve concocted is a spicy and the other a sweet.

I wanted to try to make different kinds of dip to enjoy along with the chips. The hubby and I enjoy jalapeño poppers so why not make a dip out of it?  The other reminds me of the Autumn season with some sweet potato chips; almost like a sweet potato casserole.  These are super easy recipes and great for future holiday and football parties get togethers.

Jalapeño popper dip

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Ingredients:
2 (8oz pkg) cream cheese, room temperature
2-3 jalapeño peppers, diced
4-6 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
Green onions, chopped for garnish, optional

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
In a medium bowl mix cream cheese and jalapeños together. Place the mixture in a oven safe dish. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes until bubbling.

Take out of the oven top with bacon and green onions. Serve warm.

Chocolate marshmallow dip

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Ingredients:
2 cups of chocolate chips, melted
1-2 large marshmallows, roasted
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1/4 cup of heavy cream

Preparation:
In a medium bowl cook the chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter.  Place the heat safe bowl over a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.

After chocolate is done place into a small bowl. Now roast the marshmallow and place it on top of the chocolate.

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Braided Chicken Bread

 

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Talk about entertaining your guests. This braided chicken bread is super easy and looks so fancy.  Family and friends will think you spent lots of time making this, but it is such a simple recipe.  You can even make mini ones if you would like.  With kids back in school and parents trying to figure out quick meals this will definitely help.  If you’re feeling creative change some of the fillings with what you love.  This can also be turned into something sweet.

Ingredients:

1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded for meat

(2) 8oz can crescent rolls

1 cup frozen broccoli

1 cup frozen corn

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon of water

salt & pepper, to taste

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

8oz package cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup mayo

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

Take a baking sheet and a piece of parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium to large bowl take shredded chicken, corn, broccoli, salt & pepper, cheddar cheese, mayo and cream cheese and mix everything together until well combined.

Next take the 2 crescent roll dough and roll it out on a flat surface. Sticking them together to form one big rectangle piece. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Take filling and place in the middle of the dough. Take the side pieces and cut them into even strips on both sides.

Starting at the top fold that piece in to cover the end. Next take the strips and start to fold them over like a braid. At the end fold that in to cover as well.

Take the egg and water and beat to make an egg wash. Brush it all over the braid. Place in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

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Feastival 2014

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Its back!! FringeArts announces the fifth annual Audi FEASTIVAL will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL will expose the region’s most influential business leaders and tastemakers to FringeArts by uniting dynamic and cutting edge artistic performances with world-class restaurants. This year’s event will be held at Penn’s Landing, 1 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront between Market and Chestnut Streets from 7:00-10:00 PM. More than eight hundred attendees are expected for what promises to be the cultural event of the year.  Tickets are now on sale at www.phillyfeastival.com 

The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL, presented by Philadelphia Magazine/Foobooz, PECO, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, will once again be co-hosted by three culinary luminaries: Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire Taichman. Event co-chairs are Denise Di Simone of PNC Bank; Real Estate Attorney Tony Forte of Saul Ewing LLP; and Jesse & Beka Rendell.    Crystal and Truffle level sponsors include Amstel Light, The Governor’s Woods Foundation, Advanced Staging Production, COOK, Expert Events, Franklin Square Capital Partners, Hersha, Parx Casino, PNC Bank-Arts Alive, Sparks, and Susquehanna Bank.

Participants include:

1 Tippling Place, 10 Arts, Aldine, Alla Spina, American Sardine Bar, Audrey Claire, Bank & Bourbon, Bar Ferdinand, Bar Volver, Bibou, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Bistrot La Minette, Border Springs Farm, Brauhaus Schmitz, Buddakan, Butcher & Singer, Capogiro, Charlie was a sinner., C & R Kitchen, CoZara, Cuba Libre, The Dandelion, Di Bruno Bros, Drexel Culinary, Eclat Chocolate, El Vez, Ela, Ella’s American Bistro, Emmanuelle, Farmer’s Road Drive Thru, Federal Donuts, Fette Sau, Fork Restaurant, The Gaslight, Gozen Yogurt, Independence Beer Garden, La Calaca Feliz, La Colombe Torrefaction, La Peg, Lacroix, Laurel, Le Cheri, Le Virtu, Lotus Farm to Table,  Mamou, Matyson, Mercato, Metropolitan Café, Morimoto, Nectar, Noord, OIC, Opa, Oyster House, Parc, Percy Street BBQ, Pizzeria Stella,  Pod,  Poi Dog, R2L, Rouge, Russet, Sampan, Sancho Pistolas, Sbraga, Shake Shack, Society Hill Society,  Southwark, Square 1682, Sweetbox, Tavro 13, Tela’s Market, The Twisted Tail, Tria, Twenty Manning Grill, V Street, Verdad, Vernalicious, Vernick,, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Will, World Café Live, Zahav, and Zama.

I hope to see you there.

Winner of Food Should Taste Good

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Thank you to everyone that entered. Please keep checking back on more giveaways to come. It’s that time. Drum roll please………..Congrats Laura Jacobson you have won. I will email you. You have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks Again for entering and enjoy.

Giveaway with Food Should Taste Good!

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It’s been a while since Homemade Delish has held a giveaway.  Well its finally time. Homemade Delish has partnered up with Food Should Taste good for this awesome giveaway.  I did a review of some of Food Should Taste Good Tortilla chips check here. This is such a fun giveaway.  It’s packed with all the goodies you will need for a party.  Your guests will fall in love with Food Should Taste Good products all natural and healthy chips. Below you will find what is included in this giveaway for one lucky winner.

(1) 9-Piece Square Dipping Set

(1) Nostalgia Electric Fondue Pot, including 6 forks

(1) Stainless Steel Snack Bowl

(1) $100 Visa Gift card

And, of course, a variety of Food Should Taste Good product

All you have to do to enter, is leave a comment at one or more of the following Homemade Delish social pages, or this site.  Good luck everyone.

1. Join Homemade Delish and Food Should Taste Good on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.

2. Follow @homemadedelish and @FSTG_chips on Twitter. Leave a separate comment letting us know you are following if you haven’t already.

3. Subscribe to Homemade Delish via email. Leave a separate comment letting us know you subscribe via email. If you haven’t already.

The giveaway is open until Wednesday, August 27th  at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Food Should Taste Good. Good luck!

Buick Regal GS and Lacrosse

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I had the pleasure of trying out these 2 great cars back in June and July.  When you think Buick you automatically think of grandma’s car. I have to tell you when I saw these cars for the first time I couldn’t even believe that these were Buicks.  The style and sexiness (yes I said sexiness) these cars bring is outstanding.  Now I’m no car specialist but I know a good car when I see one. 

First up lets talk about the Buick Regal GS its sporty look is a plus.  Giving you that fresh fast car look. It was such a fun car to drive.  The seats were very comfortable, it has an excellent AWD as well. I really think this car can stand up to its competitors with all is has to offer.

Safety is important especially for my little family. The Buick Regal GS offers Innovative, sensor-equipped safety features see where you can’t to help you steer clear of potential collisions and obstacles, and eight air bags come standard for even greater confidence. So you can navigate every twist, turn and passing lane with consummate peace of mind.

The Regal helps you better enjoy everything you love most. With a word, Buick IntelliLink connects you to preferred smartphone contacts, MP3s, destinations on file and more. Optional Bose speakers enhance listening pleasure. And passive entry unlocks your Regal without the need for a key — proof that instant gratification isn’t limited to the gas pedal. Who doesn’t love some awesome technology in a car.

All in all if you want a car with speed, great performance and good looking. 

Next lets talk about the big brother to the Regal GS the Lacrosse.  This classy car has a elegant interior giving you a smooth and quiet ride. Respectable fuel economy, which is a must now a days; available all-wheel drive; many available safety features and top crash test scores.

I was loving the Side Blind Zone Alert it helps you stay on course, while Rear Cross Traffic Alert uses radar to detect vehicles behind you. Take care of business without taking your eyes off the road with next-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment.

My neighbor liked this car so much she went out and picked one up. Everyday now she is thanking me. 

Consumer reports just ranked the Regal one point behind BMW, tied with Mercedes and Audi, and ahead of Volvo.

Lacrosse was named 2014 consumer guide best buy in large car segment.

Both Lacrosse and Regal add in vehicle Wifi and OnStar 4GLTE for 2015. Talk about being connected.

Checkout more here for new models 2015 http://www.buick.com/

 

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Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

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I’m always looking for a healthy snack to give my little ones.  When these chips arrived my kids were as excited as me to give them a try.  As a parent we always look for healthy ingredients to give our kids and ourselves. My kids love veggies and fruit but some times they love to get their little hands on chips. So why not give them something that you are completely happy with? Food Should Taste Good Tortilla come in all different flavors which will keep you, family and friends interested. School is right around the corner so I plan on sending my little lady with these chips instead of other brands.  Once you see the ingredients in Food Should Taste Good Tortilla chips you will see what I mean about healthy ingredients.

The flavors that I have tried are:

Blue Corn: Its a nutty flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn Creating a robust yet versatile chip. I love using this with my jalapeño popper dip, which I will feature in another post.

Sweet Potato: This is one of my favorites. The natural nuttiness of the sweet potato in a chip is a riff on a classic baked sweet potato. This is my go to snack in this afternoon if I am craving chips.

Olive: A combination of real black, kalamata and green olives offers a genuine flavor.  If you love olives this is the chip for you. Goes great with homemade or store bought hummus.

Stay tuned for some awesome giveaways and recipes for Food Should Taste Good.

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Cooking up Couture!

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August is all about the hottest parties in Philly and this is on of them.  This isn’t just a great event to attend but it benefits Philabunance here in Philadelphia. This is the 1st Annual Cooking Up Couture: An unforgettable night of food, fashion, and fighting to end hunger in the Delaware Valley! Hosted by serial entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jen Groover, the evening will feature a “kitchen couture” fashion show, hand crafted cocktails, and gourmet dishes from celebrity partner chefs including Top Chef Nick Elmi (Laurel), James Beard Award Finalist Brad Spence (Amis), Chopped Champion Georgeann Leaming (SUPPA), Food Network Star Finalist Lovely (Lovely Eats), Hell’s Kitchen Finalist Joy Thomas (Urban Country Culinary Co.), Nathan Lingle (10 Arts Bistro & Lounge)…and more! All proceeds will benefit the Philabundance Community Kitchen- a not-for-profit culinary training program that promotes the self-sufficiency of low income adults by preparing them to work in a commercial kitchen. Each of our chefs will be paired with a recent graduate of the Philabundance Community Kitchen to mentor throughout the evening.

I am really looking forward to this event. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.cookingupcouture.com/ I hope to see you there on August 22nd. Lets make a difference together.  

P.S. Another great excuse to go shopping for a amazing outfit.

 

Philly Mag Best of Philly Bash

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Here comes another great event for Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly Bash.  An exclusive opportunity to attend an event inside Citizens Bank Park without the ball game crowds what an awesome place to have a BEST OF PHILLY BASH. Come try some of Philadelphia’s hottest restaurants serving up their summer favorites, Summer inspired cocktails and Live music playing this summer’s latest hits! Outdoor games, activities and much more!  Some come join the fun August 12th. Appearances by the Phillie Phanatic, Comcast SportsNet’s Ricky Bottalico, and many more! Party doesn’t stop there come out to Bar Volver for the official Best of Philly After Party at 9:00pm! For more information check out http://www.phillymag.com/bestofphilly/ I hope to see you there. xo

 

Fennel Salad

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This is such an easy and refreshing salad to enjoy either for lunch, dinner or even for BBQ party. A lot of people don’t think about using fennel as a main ingredient in a salad.  The taste is very refreshing with some hints of licorice.  Fennel is great because it retains its crunchy texture longer than most salad ingredients.  I love using my mandonline to create some thin slices of fennel. Now is the part you can get creative add some of your other favorite fruits and veggies.  I also went ahead and made a grapefruit shallot vinaigrette which balanced all the flavors out.  I hope you enjoy and keep cool.

Ingredients Fennel Salad:

1 Fennel bulb, julienne

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1/2 Pink Grapefruit, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half

1/2 cup Yellow Tomatoes, sliced in half

1 Avocado, chopped

Ingredients Vinaigrette:

1 small Shallot, diced

Juice of 1/2 a Pink Grapefruit

1/2 teaspoon Pink Grapefruit zest

1/4 cup Extra Virgin olive oil

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preparation:

In a large bowl toss all salad ingredients together. Next in a small bowl whisk vinaigrette ingredients, pour over salad and toss together. Enjoy

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